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  • Supervolcano Supervolcano | DVD | (14/03/2005) from £4.99  |  Saving you £11.00 (68.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    The year is 2020 and the world faces the ultimate threat. Not nuclear war or a terrorist attack but the eruption of a gigantic 'supervolcano' simmering beneath Yellowstone Park. The last eruption of this kind plunged the world into darkness for six years triggered the last Ice Age and reduced the human population to just 2 000 people. Scientists know that the molten lava bulging against the Earth's crust in Yellowstone will explode; it's just a question of when.This power

  • Walking With Monsters Walking With Monsters | DVD | (21/11/2005) from £4.99  |  Saving you £11.00 (68.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Part of the BBC series which began with Walking With Dinosaurs Walking With Monsters draws on the specialist knowledge of more than 600 scientists to tell the story of the weird wonderful and frequently terrifying creatures that came before during and after the age of the Dinosaurs. With state of the art technology and animation these creatures - 50 of which have never been seen before - are brought to life with amazing realism. There was a time when a

  • Walking With Beasts - The Complete Series [2001] Walking With Beasts - The Complete Series | DVD | (08/04/2002) from £6.99  |  Saving you £18.00 (72.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Walking With Beasts is an introduction to the animals (predominantly mammals) that roamed the earth from the extinction of the dinosaurs until the rise of early humans. The sequel to the BBC’s acclaimed and highly successful series Walking With Dinosaurs, Beasts also uses a combination of clever special effects and computer-generated imagery to create a realistic world as it may have appeared millions of years ago. As to be expected from any BBC nature programme, the images are visually stunning; the prehistoric animals look impressively lifelike, interacting seamlessly with each other and their environment to create an entire world that could have been photographed only yesterday. Best of all is Episode 2, "Whale Killer", which follows a female Basilosaurus, an enormous ancient predatory whale, as she travels through shallow seas and along coastlines--the underwater images could have just as easily originated in the BBC’s spectacular Blue Planet series. It’s unfortunate, therefore, that Walking With Beasts is let down by its script and the often dubious science therein. Episode 3, "The Land of Giants", begins with an anthropomorphic statement better suited to a Disney film than a scientific documentary, referring to the featured animals as "The good [a herbivore or plant-eating animal], the bad [a carnivore or flesh-eating animal] and the ugly [a giant warthog which is, admittedly, pretty ugly]." Still, Walking With Beasts has a host of little touches and flourishes that add to the feeling of realism (the animals knock over the cameras, pebbles hit the lens), which make this programme a success as a piece of pure entertainment and prehistoric escapism. A companion book and soundtrack CD is also available. --Ted Kord

  • In The Shadow Of The Moon [2007] In The Shadow Of The Moon | DVD | (31/03/2008) from £3.99  |  Saving you £16.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The surviving crew members from NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words.

  • The Stone Flower - Prokofiev The Stone Flower - Prokofiev | DVD | (03/10/2005) from £3.19  |  Saving you £11.80 (78.70%)  |  RRP £14.99

    First performed at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow in 1954 this ballet draws on the rich heritage of Russian folklore to tell the tale of the young stonemason Danila who must choose between his village sweetheart Katerina and a magical temptress. It is based on fairy tales from the Urals collected by Pavel Bazhov and set in the middle of the 19th century.In Stone Flower you can feel Prokofiev's resignation after the hard struggle with the political situation but nevertheless he hasn't lost his brilliance and the music of his last ballet still is full of catchy tunes and joyousness.However with the completion of his composition it took four years before it received its premiere in Moscow and was not a great success at all. It was only three years later with the choreography of Yuri Grigorovich that Prokofiev's Stone Flower finally come to a glorious resurrection. The young choreographer simplified the story and focussed on nothing but the dance. The ballet became his first major success. The presented version shows a reproduction of this choreography from 1957 which has become immortal.

  • Islands Of Britain Islands Of Britain | DVD | (18/05/2009) from £6.49  |  Saving you £13.50 (67.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Martin Clunes embarks on an epic journey around a remarkably varied range of islands that just happens to be in our own backyard. He will travel from Britain''s far northern coastline to the southerly shores to visit some of the hundreds of islands that pepper our shores.

  • Michael Flatley's Feet Of Flames Michael Flatley's Feet Of Flames | DVD | (04/05/1999) from £6.39  |  Saving you £9.60 (60.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    An expanded and more polished version of Lord of the Dance, Feet of Flames was recorded at an outdoor performance in London's Hyde Park. While much of the material is familiar to Flatley fans, the production is superior in every way. It's better photographed and the editing is less frenetic. The individual segments are sharper, more self-assured, as is Flatley, who also produced and directed this version. (He also demonstrates his talents as a flutist--maybe he should call himself Lord of the Renaissance.) The outdoor setting also makes the show feel less like a Vegas act, though the proceedings have about as much relation to their Celtic folk roots as the Broadway musical Cats has to the TS Eliot children's poems on which it was based. --Richard Natale

  • Coast - Series 4 - Complete [DVD] [2008] Coast - Series 4 - Complete | DVD | (24/08/2009) from £9.89  |  Saving you £-2.90 (-41.50%)  |  RRP £6.99

    Coast: Series 4 (BBC)

  • Wild Arabia [DVD] Wild Arabia | DVD | (11/03/2013) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    A natural history of a mysterious land The first major series to reveal the wildlife, wild places and extraordinary people of the vast Arabian peninsula, Wild Arabia takes a surprising and beguiling journey into a fascinating region. 1. Sand, Wind and Stars In the beautiful wilderness that is the largest sand desert in the world, Wild Arabia reveals extraordinary wildlife, from the mythical oryx to deadly scorpions; travels with the Bedouins and their camels and encounters mysterious ancien...

  • Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky [1966] Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky | DVD | (09/05/2005) from £13.61  |  Saving you £2.20 (12.90%)  |  RRP £16.99

    Perhaps the most popular ballet video ever released, this version of Tchaikovsky's beloved work stars one of the most famous classical dance partnerships of all time, Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn. Nureyev choreographed this production for the Vienna State Opera Ballet. No ballet lover can afford to be without this DVD, which finds two icons of the 20th-century dance in magnificent form. Ballet authority John Lanchbery, former music director of the Sadler's Wells and Royal Ballet companies, as well as of America Ballet Theatre and Australian Ballet, conducts the Vienna Symphony Orchestra in Tchaikovsky's enchanting score.

  • More Than Honey [DVD] More Than Honey | DVD | (11/11/2013) from £5.89  |  Saving you £7.10 (54.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Einstein once said: 'If bees ever die out mankind will have only four years left to live'. In the past five years billions of honeybees simply vanished for reasons still obscure. If the bees keep dying it will have drastic effects for humans as well: more than one third of our food production depends on pollination by honeybees and their life and death are linked to ours. Life without the bee is unthinkable. But between pesticides antibiotics and monoculture the queens and their workers are losing their power. More Than Honey a new documentary by the Swiss filmmaker Marcus Imhoof is looking into the fascinating world of bees showing small family beekeepers (including the beekeeper of Erste Foundation beehive Heidrun Singer) and industrialized honey farms. More Than Honey is a film about the relationship between mankind and honeybees about nature and about our future. Honeybees show us that stability is just as unhealthy as unlimited growth that crises and disasters are triggering evolution. Special Features: Interview with Director Markus Imhoof Deleted Scenes Making of Featurette Original Theatrical Trailer UK Theatrical Trailer Two versions of the film (one in the original language and one featuring a narration by John Hurt) Booklet (featuring an interview with Markus Imhoof and the Friends of the Earth '20 things you need to know about bees')

  • Walking With Dinosaurs [1999] Walking With Dinosaurs | DVD | (15/05/2000) from £5.52  |  Saving you £19.47 (77.90%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Walking with Dinosaurs, which must have surprised even its makers by reaching the viewing figures usually reserved for royal weddings, was the undoubted television event of 1999. (The companion book and soundtrack album became bestsellers, too.) Extending the computer animation techniques developed for Jurassic Park (1993) these six 30-minute programmes, narrated by Kenneth Branagh, became the first blockbuster special-effects documentary. Here was natural history with a difference, recreating "the lost world" of the Cretaceous and Mesozoic with modern technology, the remarkable visuals enabling the programme-makers to show what life may have been like during the estimated 160 million years "when dinosaurs ruled the Earth". As well as the dinosaurs, the series investigates the plants, insects, climate and geography of the distant past, and considers the mystery of why the creatures became extinct so suddenly. There has been some argument over how much is scientific fact, and how much is entertaining speculation--after all, Life on Earth (1978) and The Living Planet (1984) had the advantage of living subjects to film--but for the moment this series must stand as the definitive visual chronicle of the life and times of the fascinating "terrible lizards". A year later the BBC followed this with the surprisingly sympathetic The Ballad of Big Al (about a youthful Allosaurus), before the equally ambitious, and equally enthralling Walking with Beasts (2001). On the DVD: Those interested in special effects techniques will appreciate the inclusion of a 50-minute "making of" documentary (which is also on the VHS). There's also an informative director's commentary, plus some behind-the-scenes picture sequences and additional graphics. The sound is vivid Dolby stereo and the picture is anamorphic 16:9 widescreen.--Gary S Dalkin

  • Planet Earth  [Blu-ray] Planet Earth | Blu Ray | (12/11/2007) from £12.89  |  Saving you £37.10 (74.20%)  |  RRP £49.99

    As befits the BBC's reputation for producing some of the world's best nature documentaries, Planet Earth is an epic travelogue, focussing on different ecologies and the unique animals that inhabit them. Once again, Sir David Attenborough provides the narration, as the cameras fly across the surface of the earth, zooming in to give us a bug's eye view one minute, zooming out to give us an eagle's perspective the next. The BBC's cameramen filmed more than 200 locations, resulting in some truly spectacular footage, much of which has never before been seen--such as the rare sight of an endangered snow leopard hunting in the Himalayas, or great white sharks leaping from the water as they hunt. The creators of Planet Earth endured some of the world's most hostile environments, from the deepest ocean depths to an Antarctic blizzard to a fetid, cockroach- and bat-infested cave, just to grab a few moments of film; it's worth watching the "Making of" shorts that accompany each episode, in order to see just what lengths they had to go to. The three extra episodes here--Planet Earth: The Future--provide a sobering finale, as Sir David practically pleads with viewers to cherish the animals that we share this planet with, before it's too late. --Ted Kord

  • Elephant Diaries Elephant Diaries | DVD | (14/01/2008) from £6.24  |  Saving you £0.66 (6.60%)  |  RRP £9.99

    For a baby elephant family life is everything and losing your mother is the worst possible start in life. Presenters Michaela Strachan and Jonathan Scott followed a year in the lives of a unique group of orphaned baby elephants rescued by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya.

  • Monty Don's French Gardens [DVD] Monty Don's French Gardens | DVD | (01/07/2013) from £6.48  |  Saving you £13.51 (67.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Three-part series in which presenter Monty Don visits historical gardens in France. While exploring elaborate designs and displays, Monty discovers how gardens have been used as a form of expression and how French food and art are reflected in the country's horticulture.

  • The Universe Season 3 [DVD] The Universe Season 3 | DVD | (22/03/2010) from £18.41  |  Saving you £6.58 (26.30%)  |  RRP £24.99

    History and science collide in this best-selling franchise. Immerse yourself in more spectacular space exploration with Season 3 of this epic series from HISTORY. A virtual collision of astronomy and history each enlightening episode utilises strikingly realistic computer recreations and animations to provide unprecedented insight into the mysteries of our universe and beyond. See how NASA is arming itself with the latest technology to pre-empt an apocalyptic attack in Deadly Comets and Meteorites. Learn how scientists envision reproduction and human development in Sex in Space and explore startling new evidence showing the existence of universes other than our own in Parallel Universes. From bizarre clouds to the hypothetical Planet X from space disasters to space sex and the possibility of terrifying cosmic collisions experience space in a whole new way - not through a telescope or textbook but firsthand. With The Universe: Season 3 you'll feel like you've travelled to the edge of the unknown. Episodes Comprise: 1. Deep Space Disasters 2. Parallel Universes 3. Light Speed 4. Sex in Space 5. Alien Faces 6. Deadly Comets and Meteors 7. Living in Space 8. Stopping Armageddon 9. Another Earth 10. Strangest Things 11. Edge of Space 12. Cosmic Phenomena

  • Madagascar [DVD] Madagascar | DVD | (07/03/2011) from £6.89  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    This series explores the extraordinary wildlife and dramatic landscapes of one of the world's largest and strangest island. Lying just off the coast of Africa Madagascar is a land of misty mountains tropical rainforests and weird spiny desert scrub. Here the wildlife has evolved in splendid isolation to become bizarre and totally unique. The great mystery of Madagascar is why it has such a unique and varied flora and fauna - a diversity of life that makes even the famed Galapagos Islands pale by comparison. What is it that makes Madagascar so different from the rest of the world? This series finds clues from Madagascar's extraordinary animals plants and landscape to discover how the island's remarkable past has produced its intriguing present like the Tsingy - a series of jagged limestone peaks that have cut off animals in isolated gorges allowing them to evolve into their own unique species. On the east side of the island rugged mountains rise dramatically from the palm fringed Indian Ocean. Travelling from the highest mountains where trees are few and it's cold enough for frost through the lush cloaking rainforests down to the tropical coast discovering the ring-tailed lemurs the jewelled geckos and the giant predatory wasps. So what is it that has made this narrow eastern strip in particular so rich in life? South of Madagascar is home to its most extraordinary landscapes - from forests of 'upside down' trees to alien 'spiny deserts'. In stark contrast to the east this is a place that's bone-dry for most of the year yet it's extraordinarily rich in wildlife. Here only the toughest and most opportunistic survive and some of the strategies to survive here are ingenious. This DVD follows the long dry season of this landscape to see how life copes as it waits for the brief rains.

  • March of the Penguins - Luc Jacquet [2005] March of the Penguins - Luc Jacquet | DVD | (08/05/2006) from £3.59  |  Saving you £15.40 (81.10%)  |  RRP £18.99

    March of the Penguins instantly qualifies as a wildlife classic, taking its place among other extraordinary films like Microcosmos and Winged Migration.

  • The Best Of Riverdance The Best Of Riverdance | DVD | (14/11/2005) from £8.99  |  Saving you £9.10 (45.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland in the past decade - in rock music theatre and film - nothing has carried the energy the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. See Riverdance journey from its extraordinary beginnings at the Point Theatre Dublin with original stars Michael Flatley and Jean Butler through its phenomenal success in Radio City Music Hall New York to its latest live recording in Geneva. With an international cast fea

  • More Than Honey [Blu-ray] More Than Honey | Blu Ray | (11/11/2013) from £6.49  |  Saving you £8.50 (56.70%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Einstein once said: 'If bees ever die out mankind will have only four years left to live'. In the past five years billions of honeybees simply vanished for reasons still obscure. If the bees keep dying it will have drastic effects for humans as well: more than one third of our food production depends on pollination by honeybees and their life and death are linked to ours. Life without the bee is unthinkable. But between pesticides antibiotics and monoculture the queens and their workers are losing their power. More Than Honey a new documentary by the Swiss filmmaker Marcus Imhoof is looking into the fascinating world of bees showing small family beekeepers (including the beekeeper of Erste Foundation beehive Heidrun Singer) and industrialized honey farms. More Than Honey is a film about the relationship between mankind and honeybees about nature and about our future. Honeybees show us that stability is just as unhealthy as unlimited growth that crises and disasters are triggering evolution. Special Features: Interview with Director Markus Imhoof Deleted Scenes Making of Featurette Original Theatrical Trailer UK Theatrical Trailer Two versions of the film (one in the original language and one featuring a narration by John Hurt) Booklet (featuring an interview with Markus Imhoof and the Friends of the Earth '20 things you need to know about bees')

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